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The Girl Who Ran with Horses

4.29  ·  Rating Details  ·  21 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
It's summer vacation and all 13-year-old Stevie Buckbee wants is to be close to her family again and to ride her horses--especially Jack Rabbit, her first horse all her own. But past tragedies threaten her plans before the summer has a chance to begin. Even as she discovers that she is somehow able to communicate with Jack Rabbit and the other horses on the family ranch, s ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published November 23rd 2010 by Createspace
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Jaidis Shaw
Mar 23, 2011 Jaidis Shaw rated it it was amazing
The Girl Who Ran With Horses by David Michael is the emotional journey of Stevie Buckbee as she tries to separate herself from her past and the person she wants to be. After the sudden death of her brother, Stevie is shipped off to live with her aunt and uncle for the upcoming school year as her father tries to deal with the loss. Since Stevie’s mother had previously walked out of her life, Stevie is left feeling abandoned. But summer break has finally arrived and even though she is filled with ...more
Tara Chevrestt
Stevie is a thirteen year old girl with some healing to do. Her mom walked out on the family years ago and one of her brothers has died in the last year. She plans to do her healing over her summer break by riding her horses around barrels. But it seems her dad and her brother, Blake have other ideas...

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Grace Krispy
Jan 15, 2011 Grace Krispy rated it really liked it
Stevie has just spent the school year in Tulsa with her aunt and uncle, and she's now headed home to Antler for what she's sure will be the best summer of her life. She's made plans to compete in every barrel race she can manage, and she's eager to see her older brother and her horses again. She's ready to put a recent tragedy behind her and focus on the fun and adventure that will comprise her summer. Unfortunately, things don't always work out as we plann. From arriving home a few days late (b ...more
Murphy's Library
Jan 30, 2011 Murphy's Library rated it really liked it
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Stevie has just finished her school year—during which she lives with her Aunt and Uncle in Tulsa—, and she is ready for the summer. During the summer, she can live on the ranch with her brother, Blake, and her Dad. But, most importantly, during the summer she can be with the horses and in this summer she was promised she could barrel race. Can you imagine how excited she is to see the horses and, especially, her horse Jack Rabbit? She is su
Mar 26, 2011 Valerie rated it really liked it
This book was pretty amazing. It took me a while to get into it, but once I did I couldn't put it down. I simply got lost in the world of Stevie, Jack Rabbit, Rain, Travis, and racing. Heck, among my family I'm known for talking out loud to my books and the characters, but whenever I spoke while reading this book it was with a country accent. I really enjoyed this book and I'm glad I won it from Goodreads giveaways.

However, there are a few things I noticed in the beginning of this novel that kep
Dec 25, 2010 Brenda rated it it was amazing
Stevie Buckbee misses her family, or what's left of it. She only receives a few cards a year from her mother, who left the family a few years ago, and then with the death of her brother Edwin, her dad decided it would be best if she spent the school year in Tulsa with her aunt and uncle. Although she spent school breaks at home on the family ranch in Antlers, OK, she is anxious to return for good. When summer break arrives she is anxious to head home for good, all she ever dreams of is being hom ...more
Dec 19, 2010 L.A. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Article first published as Book Review:The Girl Who Ran With Horses by David Michael on Blogcritics.

Stevie Buckbee dreams about horses. She is just thirteen and has been living with her Aunt and Uncle in the city, going to school. She is ready to go home and spend time on the ranch with her beloved horses. Things have changed so much in her young life. Her brother Edwin was killed the prior year. Just thinking about it brings on tears. Then her mom left, leaving her and her brother Blake with th
Desiree reilly
Jan 01, 2011 Desiree reilly rated it it was amazing
this book is great the girl learn she is capable to hear the horses talking to her after her mom leave and brother dies she come home to the farm and the dad and the brother there are fighting she want to keep peace and want to ride barrel race and she want to do it ever week but dad says only 4 races
well she does and win one and then get hurt bad and the horse talk to her and tell her she need to run and that what she does she run in the field with the horses and then she get back on the horse
Brandi Kosiner (Brandi Breathes Books)
The Girl who ran with horses is a unique concept, the main character, Stevie is able to communicate and be on a deep level with horses.
I really like books about horses, I used to ride and think they are marvelous animals.

The Girl who ran with Horses deals with sensitive subjects in a manner to be applauded. I also love the twist that the paranormal added in.
I would recommend to pick it up and give it a try. I know that I am going to re-read whenever I am in more of a contemp mood.
Nov 10, 2012 Chrystal added it
Shelves: dnf
I keep trying to pick up this book to finish it. I honestly think it is well written, great characters and a lovely story, but I'm just not in the right place right now to finish it. I hope to come back to it soon and give it another go.

Check out the amazing reviews for it here on Goodreads as they do this book more justice than I am able to articulate right now.
Susan Highland
Jan 03, 2012 Susan Highland marked it as to-read
I want to win this book. Horses are a girls best friend. When I dream, I dream that I am flying in the wind on the back of a palomino... blond hair flying, me and the horse.... we move together~
Inspired Kathy
Jan 03, 2011 Inspired Kathy marked it as to-read
Author Interveiw + Book Giveaway on my blog (ends 1/25)http://iamareadernotawriter.blogspot....
Max Light-Pacheco
Jan 15, 2011 Max Light-Pacheco rated it really liked it
It was well written, but I have read stories like this before.
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